CRIME FICTION

The killer inside you

Monday June 15th - Saturday June 20th 2020

Lumb Bank

Are you duplicitous, deceptive, an evil mastermind hatching plans for world domination? Then crime fiction is for you! The bestselling genre in the UK is a thriving place for all manner of literary miscreants, from those that lurk in the dark corners of history to those who play the game for governments or make home the place where the horror is. Our course will release your inner demons and turn them into compelling fiction. We’ll explore different areas of the genre – hardboiled, historical, spy, domestic, police procedural, detective, noir – and we’ll look at how to turn sources of inspiration into corking plots, compelling characterisation and the forensic skill of editing. We’ll be taking down your own particulars with one-to-one tutorials aimed at getting your work ready for the court of publication. Bring your cunning schemes, nerve and verve – the game’s afoot!

Single room price: £815

 

COURSE TUTORS

Lumb Bank house

Lumb Bank

The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Lumb Bank is an 18th-century millowners house in West Yorkshire, which once belonged to Ted Hughes. It’s set in 20 acres of steep woodland with breathtaking views to the valley below.

THE COURSE AT A GLANCE

Writing course tutor delivering a workshop at Lumb Bank

Monday

Arrive late afternoon, settle in, enjoy dinner and the tutors’ introduction to the week in the evening.

one-to-one tutorial at Lumb Bank

Tuesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. Tutors read from their work in the evening.

Course participants writing at the workshop table at The Hurst

Wednesday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. In the evening a guest speaker joins the group.

Course participant writing on a sofa in the barn at Lumb Bank

Thursday

Morning workshops led by tutors. Afternoons are your time for writing and one-to-one tutorials. You are free to spend this evening as you wish.

A woman smiling and listening to a writing tutor speak at Lumb Bank

Friday

Tutors lead the final workshops in the morning. In the evening everyone gets together to share and celebrate their work.

Course participants eating at The Hurst

Saturday

The week comes to a close after breakfast. Have a tissue handy to say your farewells to the group.

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